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About Ryan_86

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  1. Ryan_86

    Welcome to the South Wales group!

    Hi pal, that is not a problem. I am away until the 7th of September so we can go through your setup ( scope collimation, balancing, polar alignment etc). Do you have Facebook, we could arrange something via that if you like? Cheers
  2. Ryan_86

    Welcome to the South Wales group!

    Hi Morddraig, I live in Caerphilly (Hendredenny). If you want to go through things feel free to let me know. What setup.do you have? Ryan
  3. A stunning effort Pepe. What focal length and camera did you use for your image. Also do you recomend a particular length of exposure? I am hoping to image it this month. Thanks Ryan
  4. Hi pal, Am i right in saying they will fit the SW 100Evostar DS Pro? Thanks Ryan
  5. Hi pal, thanks for your reply A 12v car adapter sound good, they range anywhere between £7 to £50. What price was yours? Cheers
  6. Hi all, I am in thr middle of assembling my out in the field set up. I will be using a Sony Vaio laptop (19.5v), HEQ5 Pro and a guide cam. I have a seprate 17ah Sky Watcher power tank for two dew straps. I will be doing all my imaging out in the field, so i need a reliable high powered battery that will maintain power (particulary for my laptop). I jave read some power packs are u able to maintain power whilst the laptop is on. If anynody has experience and able to advise me on a tried and tested battery, it would be hugely appreciated Thanks Ryan
  7. Looks awesome!!! I want the 100mm version £££
  8. Hi guys, I am following this thread with interest. I am looking for a decent refractor (80mm-110mm). At the moment I am using a modded canon 600d witht the aim to own a ccd/cmos camera in the future. Looking at the astronomy tools fov calculator, with the 80mm/100mm Evostar Im yielding a 4.30pixel size. Im torn between 4 potential scopes. Either the Evostar 80mm/100mm or both the Altair Starwave 80/102mm. Adam J, what did you go for after? Thanks Ryan
  9. Hi pal, Thank you for your help and advice I currently image using a DSLR (Canon 600D modded), this gives me a 4.30um pixle size using the astronomy tools fov calculator and various apos. Is this not worhy of producing satisfying images of galaxies? I hope to purchase a dedicated ccd/cmos imaging later in the year so will keep pixle sizes in mind before choosing a scope. I totally agree with your suggestion about the 2nd hand market The new Sky Watcher EDS Pro series seem decent value for money, however I'v read that their focuser's are pretty naff Thanks again Ryan
  10. Hi all, Can anybody reccomend a good all round apo that sits somewhere between 600mm-800mmish. Something that will give me close enough images of galaxies with the off nebula or 20 lol. I have recently purchased a modded HEQ5 Pro & would like a decent scope that will give me nice images. I have recently sold my Zenithstar 61mm, the FPL53 glass gave me some lovely images. I have to take into account focal reducers/flatteners (ideally a scope with a matchihg field flattener, as I dont want reduce the focal legth). G Does anybody have experience in using similar apo's without FPL53 glass? My options/budget are pretty good if I dont go for FPL53 glass, however I dont want to go to far backwards (if I can help it). Budget is around the £800ish mark. I would be ever so greatful if anybody can help me. Thanks Ryan
  11. Ryan_86

    4" Apo bargain.

    Seems a bargainI am in the middle of looking for a 80-110mm apo. Will there be much of a difference in image quality between an FPL53 doublet and these types of triplets? I have a budget of £800 give or take, ideally I dont want to go lower then 650mm. Finding an FPL53 wuth similar spec is probing difficult. Thanks all.
  12. Ryan_86


    Thanks for your reply pal I have been using the astronomy tools fov calculator, by attaching the flattener/0.85 reducer to the 100mm it givea 7.65fl. I think I would be tempted with this. Are there compatible field flateners for these scopes without the reducer combo? It would be great to have a flat field at both 900mm and 7.65 Thanks again
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    Also is it worth going for tge 100mm over the 80mm. I am mainly after galsxies, however I woukd love to image a few nebula Thanks Ryan
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    Hi guys, I am reading this with interest. I have recently bought a belt modded and regreased NEQ5 Pro. I am looking at fpl53 apos. I want something that will keep me happy for a year or two before I dive into buying my final (expensive apo) The SW 80mm as mentioned by Scitmon keeps catching my eye. Are there any ither scopes around this price range to offer the same value for money. Much appreciated all Ryan
  15. I see, maybe I will leave it in the case. I dont fancy making processing more tricky. I mean imaging in colour Thanks for your help

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